The tomb of St Philip

Italian archaeologists who have been digging at Pamukkale in northwestern Turkey announced that they found the grave of St Philip, one of Christ’s apostles. Responsible for the excavations is the Italian archaeologist Francesco d’ Adria. He explained that the tomb was found close to a church in ancient Hierapolis, where Philip died while he was preaching in Roman Asia Minor.

The archaeologists have not yet opened the grave. Therefore we should just sit and wait until they present evidence to prove their claim. I sincerely hope that this is not the same case as the graves of Alexander the Great in Siwa or Odysseus tomb in Cephalonia.

Economic historian and numismatic consultant

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